Manny Machado San Diego Padres

Age: 30 (July 06, 1992) | 6' 3" | 218lbs. | Bats: Right 3B-144 DH-3
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
BAL AL 2018 96 365 48 115 45 51 21 1 24 65 8 1 .315 .387 .575 11 12 .311 38/17/45 27 23
LAD NL 2018 66 267 36 73 25 53 14 2 13 42 6 1 .273 .338 .487 8 18 .296 42/19/38 14 13
SD NL 2019 156 587 81 150 65 128 21 2 32 85 5 3 .256 .334 .462 10 19 .274 42/17/41 20 19
SD NL 2020 60 224 44 68 26 37 12 1 16 47 6 3 .304 .370 .580 10 15 .297 37/22/41 45 41
SD NL 2021 153 564 92 157 63 102 31 2 28 106 12 3 .278 .347 .489 10 16 .290 39/20/41 33 31
SD NL 2022 140 537 92 159 60 121 34 1 30 95 8 1 .296 .367 .531 10 20 .332 37/20/42 33 31
Career 11yrs 1435 5632 831 1584 510 1057 309 18 281 846 84 34 .281 .341 .492 8 17 .300 n/a
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Here's what the Wise Guy (who writes now for TheAthletic) had to say about Manny when he was penning his comments in early winter:

Manny Machado  You can be dumb and
still be a great hitter, as Manny has shown on both counts. Only a dolt would
make the Johnny Hustle comment  - and then demonstrate it two days later.
His agent must have blown a gasket. There remains the distinct possibility that
Machado plays 2019 an unhappy man, and there is evidence that he has a mean
streak, and when added to the dumbness I believe the phrase is "at
risk."

Which wouldn't stop me, except that Manny looked bad in the postseason, indeed all
year he had trouble with the high fastball. He will see more of them. Even more
troubling is that in his career Machado has slugged 90 points higher in Camden
Yards than everywhere else. $23
s

What I'm wondering: with the Trout signing, is the possibility more distinct?

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 20 '19

He looked awfully good at short during the World Series, but the defensive metrics tell a different story during the regular season, especially with the Orioles (-18 Defensive Runs Saved Above Average in the BIS system).

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 22 '19

Manny Machado (SS) SD - Feb. 21

Machado has agreed to play third base for the Padres, Jon Heyman of FancredSports.com reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: After making only 16 starts at third base a season ago for the Dodgers, Machado will move back to the hot corner for the 2019 campaign and beyond, per Heyman. He spent the majority of 2018 at shortstop, and although he put together quite a highlight reel there, his transition back to third base will work in San Diego's favor, especially if their No. 1 prospect, Fernando Tatis Jr., surfaces in the big leagues in the near future.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 22 '19

If you were choosing between 3 similar situations---teams thinking they will compete soon---and roughly equivalent money, where would you want to live, Philadelphia, Chicago, or San Diego?  Manny went for the beach.  He's no fool.

Mike Landau ML-
Feb 20 '19

HOLY COW indeed, Howard. Go Pads!

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 20 '19

Machado ... Mejia ... Urias ... Tatis, Jr ... Reyes

A nice core of latino players in a county that's 35% hispanic ...

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Feb 20 '19

The Top-100 Prospect list I use has nine Padres on it. I'm thinking that at least 3-to-4 of that group are going to be solid everyday players, with a couple having star potential. I definitely think we see Tatis Jr. by no later than the break this year.

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Feb 20 '19

Unless "over-hyped prospects" is redundant, they can't *all* be over-hyped ... right?

And Franchy Cordero and Franmil Reyes have not been over-hyped ... have they? 

Or maybe it's just the pitching prospects who will fail to live up to expectations ... still lots of a "if's", "and's", and "but's" ... and the weight of Padres history, I s'pose ...

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Feb 19 '19

More likely the Padres end up looking to dump Machado's contract in a year or two after all of the over-hyped prospects fail to live up to their expectations.

GEOFF CRESAP SydThrift
Feb 19 '19

It's a good move.  Nobody else would put up legitimate cash.  The Padres are on the verge of good things in the next 3-4 years.  It's not just Tatis Jr., Luis Urias, and Francisco Mejia who will be up this year. MacKenzie Gore will be up in 2021 (pitcher caveats).  All are top 25 prospects.  Chris Paddack is on the border of the top 25 and he's coming up this year too.  Logan Allen is top 100.  They have a few other pitchers in the top 100 who are on Gore's timetable.  

If the prospects don't pan out, Machado can look to go to a contender in 5 years after making the bulk of the money in the deal (if there's a signing bonus to make it more front end loaded).  

But, if these prospects do pan out, he will be the veteran on the team when they are in years 3-6 and making their run at the WS.  Plus, it's the most money.  And, he goes back to 3B, where he is significantly more valuable.  

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Feb 19 '19